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Sports Monday: Astros Swept by Cleveland

Posted on · The defending American League champion Cleveland Indians swept the Astros in three games at Minute Maid Park this weekend. Plus the Astros lost Dallas Keuchel and Brian McCann to injuries. And James Harden was named to the All-NBA First Team, but will his performance against the Spurs in the playoffs affect his shot at being named […]

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Harden Heats Up NBA’s MVP Conversation

Posted on · What was billed as a showdown between MVP candidates did not disappoint. But James Harden and the Houston Rockets’ dominant 137-125 win over Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday (March 26, 2017) did reveal a contrast in styles and depth. We discuss the game, the MVP race — and other developments in Houston sports […]

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Rainy Day Fund, and Texas Wildfires: Monday’s Show (March 27, 2017)

Posted on · The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association recently released a report exploring the creation and original purpose of the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund, better known as the “rainy day fund.” The report includes the history of the fund and analysis of how it has been used in the budget process over the past 30 years. On […]

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Texans Recap, James Harden Getting Overlooked and Astros Make Some Moves

Posted on · The Houston Texans will face the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City Monday night. The UH Cougars beat up on Louisville 36-10 on Thursday, James Harden’s stellar play is getting overlooked, and the Astros made a couple off-season acquisitions. We discuss developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for the Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine. […]

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Mexican American Studies Textbook Vote, and Pet Peeves: Monday’s Show (November, 21 2016)

Posted on · On Friday (Nov. 18, 2016), the Texas State Board of Education unanimously rejected a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook that would have been used in public schools. The book, titled Mexican American Heritage, received a lot of criticism from academics and activists who argued the book was rife with many inaccuracies and stereotypes. On today’s show, […]